Origin dominated much of the media this week and it was one of own in the spotlight with Sharks skipper Paul Gallen running out for his final State of Origin game on Wednesday night.
Gallen as he always is was outspoken and accessible to the media both before and after the game, won by NSW in thrilling fashion.
Away from the interstate rivalry and the Sharks managed to clock up a 13th consecutive victory, creating a new club record in the process as they defeated the Panthers despite missing six key players.
The win, and the black cat which streaked across Pepper Stadium, attracted plenty of attention early in the week.
Attention has since shifted away from Origin, back to the NRL and for the Sharks at least towards a Monday Night football clash with the Sydney Roosters.
In player features this week Valentine Holmes explained how he would love to own the Sharks try-scoring record, Nathan Ryan from Fox Sports reported a special relationship which exists between coach Shane Flanagan and back rower Wade Graham, while Mitch Brown missing some of his brother’s wedding last Sunday to be in Penrith with the Sharks.
So in case you missed it during the week, see what they’ve been saying, see what they’re writing, in Sharks in the News for Friday, July 15.
Roosters v Sharks
Schick preview – NRL.com – Martin Gabor – CLICK HERE
Panthers v Sharks
Sharks consolidate top spot – ABC Online – AAP – CLICK HERE
Barba-inspired Sharks win – NRL.com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE
Sharks seal 13th consecutive win – Sydney Morning Herald – Dominic Bossi – CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-match-report/cronulla-sharks-beat-hapless-penrith-panthers-to-seal-13th-consecutive-nrl-win-20160710-gq2jdh.html
Five Key Points - NRL.com – Jack Brady – CLICK HERE
Brown ditches best man for football – News.com.au – CLICK HERE http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/mitch-brown-ditched-best-man-duties-to-play-football/news-story/55b8e39765644d04b805dac83991b099
Holmes hungry for try-scoring record – Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew Parkinson – CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/cronulla-sharks/cronullas-valentine-holmes-hungry-for-sharks-tryscoring-record-20160713-gq4us0.html
Flanagan’s special relationship with Graham – Fox Sports – Nathan Ryan – CLICK HERE http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/cronulla-sharks-coach-shane-flanagans-special-relationship-with-star-wade-graham/news-story/a1efffdb7ba1c5480572fb41175469b0
State of Origin
Gallen a Blues Great – Gold Coast Bulletin – Emma Greenwood - CLICK HERE
Few tears for Gal – Daily Telegraph – Phil Rothfield – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/state-of-origin/few-tears-for-blues-captain-paul-gallen-who-has-played-his-final-state-of-origin-game/news-story/b4b1917081e2c17f00e2b599a594f823
NSW send Gallen off as a winner – David Riccio – CLICK HERE http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/state-of-origin/nsw-sendoff-skipper-paul-gallen-a-winner-after-beating-the-maroons-1814-in-game-three/news-story/320a7a491dcfe587b8ebc2aac7aaf735
Tough question Gallen doesn’t want to answer – SMH – Andrew Webster – CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/state-of-origin/state-of-origin-2016-the-tough-question-nsw-blues-captain-paul-gallen-does-not-want-to-answer-20160707-gq15ab.html
Bird lets slip Origin make up – Triple M – CLICK HERE http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/news/2016/7/blues-leak-jack-bird-has-spilled-that-hell-be-at-five-eighth/
Sharks from rabble to record breakers – Sydney Morning Herald - Michael Chammas – CLICK HERE http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/state-of-origin-2016-cronulla-sharks-go-from-rabble-to-record-breakers-in-two-years-20160711-gq38yd.html